15 days in Utah Itinerary

15 days in Utah Itinerary

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Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
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Moab
— 2 nights
Drive
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Capitol Reef National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Escalante
— 1 night
Drive
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kanab
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 3 nights
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Salt Lake City

— 2 nights

Crossroads of the West

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
On the 2nd (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Tabernacle, and then examine the collection at Hill Aerospace Museum.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Salt Lake City trip builder app.

San Diego to Salt Lake City is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Diego to Salt Lake City. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from San Diego in May since evenings lows in Salt Lake City dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Moab.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Parks

Side Trip

Moab

— 2 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 5th (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Delicate Arch, then make a trip to Wolfe Ranch, and then immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Moab itinerary tool.

You can drive from Salt Lake City to Moab in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of train and car. In May, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 49°F. You'll set off for Capitol Reef National Park on the 6th (Sun).

Things to do in Moab

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Capitol Reef National Park

— 1 night
Capitol Reef National Park takes its name from a particularly rugged and scenic section of the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic "wrinkle" stretching for 160 km (100 mi) along a dry plateau surrounded by white Navajo sandstone cliffs and domes, and red canyons, buttes, and rock bridges.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Capitol Reef National Park .

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Capitol Reef National Park trip builder tool.

Getting from Moab to Capitol Reef National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Moab in May, expect Capitol Reef National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 63°F and 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Escalante.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

Escalante

— 1 night
Escalante is a city in Garfield County, Utah, United States located along Utah Scenic Byway 12 (SR-12) in the south central part of the state. On the 8th (Tue), take a memorable drive along Hole In The Rock Road and then take in the dramatic scenery at Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Escalante travel route tool.

You can drive from Capitol Reef National Park to Escalante in 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Escalante are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 31°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Escalante

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Scenic Drive
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Bryce Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Escape the urban bustle at Peek-A-Boo Loop and Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. The adventure continues: trek along Navajo Loop Trail, get great views at Inspiration Point, stop by Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop, and explore the stunning scenery at Sunset Point.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Bryce Canyon National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Escalante to Bryce Canyon National Park in 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kanab.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Kanab

— 2 nights
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): look for gifts at Denny's Wigwam, browse the exhibits of Moqui Cave, then admire the majestic nature at Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park, and finally identify plant and animal life at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kanab trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Kanab in 1.5 hours. In May, Kanab is a bit warmer than Bryce Canyon National Park - with highs of 76°F and lows of 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Kanab

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Zion National Park

— 3 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Escape the urban bustle at Canyon Overlook Trail and Zion's Main Canyon. Step out of Zion National Park with an excursion to LaFave Gallery in Springdale--about 56 minutes away. Spend the 13th (Sun) exploring nature at The Narrows. There's still lots to do: trek along Angel's Landing, get great views at Observation Point, cruise along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, and explore and take pictures at Zion Shuttle.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Zion National Park trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Kanab to Zion National Park in 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Zion National Park are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Utah travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Scenic Drive
The Beehive State
A huge but sparsely populated land, Utah remains a major holiday destination offering plenty of year-round outdoor vacation ideas, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, horseback riding, and camping. The rugged terrain, defined by towering mountain peaks, deep canyons, and vast deserts, seems custom-made for adventurous nature lovers. With five national parks, the state has no shortage of pristine wilderness areas, causing many tourists to overlook the cultural attractions of its towns. Salt Lake City, the state's capital, features the headquarters of the Mormon Church, and draws over 5 million annual visitors. Utah also hosts several major film festivals each year, attracting young movie buffs from around the world.